Energy conservation

The U.S. Department of Energy analysis finds significant energy and carbon improvements in 2021 International Energy Conservation Code

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 5:05am

b'Washington, D.C., May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. \xe2\x80\x94 Preliminary analysis released by the U.S. Department of Energy\xc2\xa0(DOE)\xc2\xa0finds that the\xc2\xa0residential provisions of the\xc2\xa02021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)\xc2\xa0are\xc2\xa09.38\xc2\xa0percent more efficient than the 2018 edition and reduce greenhouse gas\xc2\xa0(GHG)\xc2\xa0emissions by\xc2\xa08.66 percent.

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  • b'Washington, D.C., May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. \xe2\x80\x94 Preliminary analysis released by the U.S. Department of Energy\xc2\xa0(DOE)\xc2\xa0finds that the\xc2\xa0residential provisions of the\xc2\xa02021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)\xc2\xa0are\xc2\xa09.38\xc2\xa0percent more efficient than the 2018 edition and reduce greenhouse gas\xc2\xa0(GHG)\xc2\xa0emissions by\xc2\xa08.66 percent.
  • The International Code Council has developed the IECC for over three decades; it is one of the International Codes, the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the world.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cDOE\xe2\x80\x99s analysis confirms the significant contributions of the IECC to date.\xc2\xa0Adoption and effective implementation\xc2\xa0by state and local governments\xc2\xa0are\xc2\xa0critical next steps towards ensuring the\xc2\xa0IECC\xe2\x80\x99s benefits are\xc2\xa0realized.\xc2\xa0We\xc2\xa0look forward to continued work with DOE and other agencies\xc2\xa0in\xc2\xa0assisting\xc2\xa0states\xc2\xa0and localities\xc2\xa0in\xc2\xa0their\xc2\xa0efforts to\xc2\xa0address climate change\xc2\xa0and reduce\xc2\xa0residential\xc2\xa0energy bills.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThe Code Council will continue the significant progress\xc2\xa0captured in the 2021 IECC through\xc2\xa0new commitments embedded in the scope and intent of the 2024 edition and beyond\xc2\xa0including improvements from edition to edition; the inclusion of zero energy\xc2\xa0building pathways today and\xc2\xa0paths to\xc2\xa0zero energy by\xc2\xa02030;\xc2\xa0and\xc2\xa0the\xc2\xa0inclusion of additional GHG reduction strategies like electric vehicle charging and building electrification.\xc2\xa0These commitments were announced in\xc2\xa0a new energy efficiency and GHG reduction framework issued in March, Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency:\xc2\xa0A Path Forward\xc2\xa0on Energy and Sustainability to Confront a Changing Climate .\nThe International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions.
  • Code Council codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.\n'

DuPont™ Froth-Pak™ Spray Foam Introduces New Formulation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

This product is compliant with currently enacted, as well as draft, U.S. State Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) and Canadian GWP regulations.

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  • This product is compliant with currently enacted, as well as draft, U.S. State Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) and Canadian GWP regulations.
  • We\'re committed to delivering better solutions that address climate change, drive the circular economy, deliver safer solutions and help communities thrive.
  • "\nThis latest innovation from DuPont represents the next step forward in the evolution of the Froth-Pak brand, introduced more than 50 years ago.
  • Froth-Pak is the all-in-one self-contained and easily portable low-pressure spray foam kit designed for professional contractors.

Underserved Energy Sector Turns to Oak Street Funding

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 8:53pm

b'INDIANAPOLIS, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oak Street Funding\xc2\xae (www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, has expanded its lending offerings to the Energy Industry by addressing the underserved needs of Energy Brokers, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and Independent Energy Consultants (IECs).

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  • b'INDIANAPOLIS, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oak Street Funding\xc2\xae (www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, has expanded its lending offerings to the Energy Industry by addressing the underserved needs of Energy Brokers, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and Independent Energy Consultants (IECs).
  • This growth creates a need for capital by certain retail energy brokers, energy service companies, and independent energy consultants.
  • For these cash-flow energy verticals, Oak Street Funding is uniquely positioned to support them by providing lending and servicing solutions that enable their continued growth.\n\xe2\x80\x9cOak Street Funding prides itself on creating client-centric lending solutions tailored for every niche industry we serve,\xe2\x80\x9d stated Rick Dennen, Founder and CEO of Oak Street Funding.
  • Oak Street Funding incorporates industry knowledge, easy-to-use technology and exceptional employees to deliver top-quality service and capital products to niche businesses nationwide.

Milwaukee Bucks And SC Johnson Partner To Expand Sustainability Efforts At Fiserv Forum

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 4:00pm

"We believe our alliance with SC Johnson will positively impact these efforts as we remain resolute to protect our environment and make a difference in the community.

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  • "We believe our alliance with SC Johnson will positively impact these efforts as we remain resolute to protect our environment and make a difference in the community.
  • "\nBeginning next Bucks season, Fiserv Forum and Deer District will use new co-branded Bucks and SC Johnson polyethylene terephthalate (PET) cups for all of its events that can be recycled and reusedby SC Johnson.
  • After the PET cups are properly recycled at Fiserv Forum and in Deer District, SC Johnson will then turn the cups into 100% post-consumer recycled bottles for its Scrubbing Bubbles bottles.\n"Plastic waste is one of the great environmental challenges we face today, and our partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks is one of many local solutions to this global problem," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson.
  • "By teaming up with the Bucks, we can create recycling infrastructure at scale for Fiserv Forum, bring awareness to this critical issue, and help close the plastic recycling loop.

Sustainable Construction Products Company Pretred Announces $3 Million Investment

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 9:09pm

b'INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Pretred, a Colorado-based company that produces industrial barriers from >95% recycled materials, has announced a $3 million seed investment led by HG Ventures, the corporate venture arm of The Heritage Group.

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  • b'INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Pretred, a Colorado-based company that produces industrial barriers from >95% recycled materials, has announced a $3 million seed investment led by HG Ventures, the corporate venture arm of The Heritage Group.
  • Pretred will use this investment to scale its US-based tire and plastic recycling process to meet the growing demand for green construction products.
  • "We believe that Pretred is a pioneer in the manufacture of green construction materials by fashioning beautiful, rugged, and environmentally-responsible construction products from some of the worst polluting materials in the world.
  • We invest in deals ranging from $1-10 million as a lead or syndicate partner, with additional capital set aside for follow-ons.\n'

Global Spray Polyurethane Foam Market (2021 to 2026) - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:05pm

b'Spray polyurethane foam had been used in insulation applications since the 1960\'s and the consumption has steadily grown over time.

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  • b'Spray polyurethane foam had been used in insulation applications since the 1960\'s and the consumption has steadily grown over time.
  • However, spray polyurethane foam insulation experienced exponential growth during the past decade.\nThe Energy Saving Trust calculates that 25% of heat loss in homes is through the roof, 35% is through the walls, 25% is through windows or draughts, and 15% is through the floor.
  • In India, the government has initiated projects, such as 100 smart cities and \'Housing for All by 2022\' which are expected to immensely drive the residential construction market in India through the forecast period.
  • This is expected to further drive the demand for spray polyurethane, over the forecast period.\n'

CenterPoint Energy Chooses EFI to Expand Customer Savings and Engagement With Utility Marketplace and Instant Rebate Programs in Indiana

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 1:30pm

b'BOSTON, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CenterPoint Energy is partnering with utility marketplace leader, Energy Federation, Inc, (EFI) to launch a new energy efficient product, educational marketplace, and instant rebate program in Indiana.

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  • b'BOSTON, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CenterPoint Energy is partnering with utility marketplace leader, Energy Federation, Inc, (EFI) to launch a new energy efficient product, educational marketplace, and instant rebate program in Indiana.
  • The program will provide new and innovative ways to reach utility customers while increasing savings and improving overall engagement.
  • "\nThe online marketplace will serve utility customers with energy efficiency products and educational content to promote ways to conserve energy and other resources.
  • EFI is a pioneering technology provider of utility-branded marketplaces and instant rebate programs for utility companies.

More Electric Aircraft Market To Reach USD 4,612.69 Million In 2027 at a CAGR of 15.5% - Valuates Reports

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 3:30pm

This report is published on Valuates Reports in the Autos & Vehicles Category.\nThe global More Electric Aircraft Market valued USD 1,809.20 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 4,612.69 million in 2027, registering a CAGR of 15.5%.\nMajor factors driving the growth of more electric aircraft market are:\nRecent technological advancements in the field of power electronics, fault-tolerant architecture, electro-hydrostatic actuators, flight control systems, high-density electric motors, and power generation and conversion systems have fuelled the adoption of MEA.\nAn increase in demand for fewer polluting aircraft is expected to drive the growth of the more electric aircraft market.

Key Points: 
  • This report is published on Valuates Reports in the Autos & Vehicles Category.\nThe global More Electric Aircraft Market valued USD 1,809.20 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 4,612.69 million in 2027, registering a CAGR of 15.5%.\nMajor factors driving the growth of more electric aircraft market are:\nRecent technological advancements in the field of power electronics, fault-tolerant architecture, electro-hydrostatic actuators, flight control systems, high-density electric motors, and power generation and conversion systems have fuelled the adoption of MEA.\nAn increase in demand for fewer polluting aircraft is expected to drive the growth of the more electric aircraft market.
  • Globally, the increase in air and noise pollution has prompted regulatory bodies and manufacturers to introduce environmentally friendly policies and technologies.
  • Government policies around the world are credited with increasing demand for sustainable technologies such as more electric aircraft technology for pollution reduction.
  • The civil aviation industry's progress toward the more electric aircraft (MEA) initiative is attributed to the increasing load demands of multiple aircraft subsystems.\n"

More Electric Aircraft Market To Reach USD 4,612.69 Million In 2027 at a CAGR of 15.5% - Valuates Reports

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 3:30pm

This report is published on Valuates Reports in the Autos & Vehicles Category.\nThe global More Electric Aircraft Market valued USD 1,809.20 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 4,612.69 million in 2027, registering a CAGR of 15.5%.\nMajor factors driving the growth of more electric aircraft market are:\nRecent technological advancements in the field of power electronics, fault-tolerant architecture, electro-hydrostatic actuators, flight control systems, high-density electric motors, and power generation and conversion systems have fuelled the adoption of MEA.\nAn increase in demand for fewer polluting aircraft is expected to drive the growth of the more electric aircraft market.

Key Points: 
  • This report is published on Valuates Reports in the Autos & Vehicles Category.\nThe global More Electric Aircraft Market valued USD 1,809.20 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 4,612.69 million in 2027, registering a CAGR of 15.5%.\nMajor factors driving the growth of more electric aircraft market are:\nRecent technological advancements in the field of power electronics, fault-tolerant architecture, electro-hydrostatic actuators, flight control systems, high-density electric motors, and power generation and conversion systems have fuelled the adoption of MEA.\nAn increase in demand for fewer polluting aircraft is expected to drive the growth of the more electric aircraft market.
  • Globally, the increase in air and noise pollution has prompted regulatory bodies and manufacturers to introduce environmentally friendly policies and technologies.
  • Government policies around the world are credited with increasing demand for sustainable technologies such as more electric aircraft technology for pollution reduction.
  • The civil aviation industry's progress toward the more electric aircraft (MEA) initiative is attributed to the increasing load demands of multiple aircraft subsystems.\n"

Polysack Fully Recyclable Packaging Films Joins Forces With HP Indigo Digital Printing

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 5:42pm

b'Polysack , a green-tech manufacturer of plastic film products for flexible packaging and high-shrink labels, has collaborated with HP Indigo to validate its innovative, fully recyclable packaging films for printing on HP Indigo digital presses.

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  • b'Polysack , a green-tech manufacturer of plastic film products for flexible packaging and high-shrink labels, has collaborated with HP Indigo to validate its innovative, fully recyclable packaging films for printing on HP Indigo digital presses.
  • Polysack enables brands to produce fully recyclable plastic packaging including stand-up pouches, films, and shrink labels by providing its fully recyclable Pack\xe2\x80\x99N\xe2\x80\x99Cycle plastic film to packaging manufacturers.\nPlastic waste is a global concern uniting more than 500 organizations under the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment .
  • Now, many businesses have agreed to move to 100-percent recyclable plastic packaging by 2025.
  • Polysack\xe2\x80\x99s plastic film is 100 percent recyclable and helps reduce plastic waste.\nToday, Pack\xe2\x80\x99N\xe2\x80\x99Cycle recyclable films are sold to companies serving 45 percent of the European plastic flexible packaging market, chosen by more than 130 recyclable packaging projects.